Compactional behavior of fine-grained sediments; examples from Deep Sea Drilling Project cores

Author(s): Bayer, U.; Wetzel, A.
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Kernforsch. Anl. Jülich GmbH, Inst. Erdöl Organ. Geochem., D-5170 Julich, Federal Republic of Germany
Volume Title: Geologische Rundschau
Source: Geologische Rundschau, 78(3), p.807-819. Publisher: Springer International, Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany. ISSN: 0016-7835 CODEN: GERUA3
Note: In English with German and French and Russian summaries. 39 refs.; 5 anals., 2 tables, charts
Summary: Laboratory experiments, statistical analysis of field data and theoretical models are combined in an attempt to derive standard compaction curves for various deep-sea sediments in compaction equilibrium with their overburden. A revised and generalized version of Athy's law together with laboratory experiments allows the classification of sediments in terms of the amount of pore- water structurally bound to the particles' surfaces. Especially suction P experiments were useful in quantifying the forces that bind water to particle surfaces.
Year of Publication: 1989
Research Program: DSDP Deep Sea Drilling Project
Key Words: 07 Marine Geology and Oceanography; Athy Equation; Compaction; Deep Sea Drilling Project; Diagenesis; Equations; Experimental studies; Fines; Grain boundaries; Laboratory studies; Marine sediments; Mathematical models; Models; Oceanography; Pore water; Porosity; Processes; Sediments; Statistical distribution
Record ID: 1992061628
Copyright Information: GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom

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